Published: 3 years ago

The Hospitality Litmus Test

Think back to last weekend. What did your interaction with guests look like? How many did you speak to? How many did you take the time to notice? How many caused you to interrupt your tasks and engage in touch? I’m not talking about your volunteers. …

Published: 3 years ago

What’s at Stake?

One of our church planters forwarded me this email last week. I share it both with his and the original author’s permission. I’ve changed her name and the name of our church plant for privacy reasons.   I just wanted to take a moment …

Published: 3 years ago

Flashback Friday: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Churches seem to live in the culture of “yes”: “Yes, we’ll start that program.” “Yes, we’ll turn the music down.” “Yes, we’ll …

Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three For All: Video Edition

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading (or in this case, watching) over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy.   KLM Airlines Takes Lost & Found to a New Level. (via @22Words) This …

Published: 3 years ago

Attitude Won’t Last

In case you haven’t seen the viral video of the week, it’s worth the 2:28 it’ll take you to watch it. (Go ahead. I’ll wait.) Apollos Hester is my new hero. I’d like to sit down and have coffee with him (decaf). If he …

Published: 3 years ago

My Ultimate Connections Reading & Resource List

  Connections Ministry is a weird beast. Poor Connections Pastors are even weirder. There aren’t as many of us as…say…student pastors, which are consistently available in multi-packs at your local seminary or Bible college (return policies may vary). And because we’re fewer in number, we tend to …

Published: 3 years ago

Who’s In Front Of You?

I hear it all the time. You do, too. Perhaps you’ve said it. I know I have. I need more volunteers! I need more people to serve. I need more people to step up. I need more people to do this and serve at …

Published: 3 years ago

Flashback Friday: Service Without Service

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Not too long ago I heard an interview with Bill Price, co-author of The Best Service is No Service.  The basic thesis of the …

Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy.   The Most Important Thing. (via @ThisIsSethsBlog) Sure, you could click through, but this is the entire post. Succinctly …

Published: 3 years ago

Why Does It Matter?

This’ll surprise you, but I had a lot of pet peeves in college: my roommate who ate nothing but Top Shelf brand spaghetti and meatballs (unheated). Friends in the cafeteria who would grab my ice cream cone and bite off the bottom. P.E. credits. …

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